What is Spirulina?

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Spirulina – botanical name Arthospira - is called a blue-green algae because it contains both chlorophyll which provides green pigment and phycocyanin, blue pigment. It forms in spiraling, microscopic strands - hence the name "Spirulina," which is derived from the Latin word for "spiral."

Spirulina is a cyanobacterium that can be safely consumed by humans and other animals and is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima

Spirulina Superfood Microscopic View

Beginning 3.5 billion years ago, blue-green algae created our oxygen atmosphere so other life could evolve.  Since then, algae have helped regulate our planet’s biosphere and represent two-thirds of the Earth’s biomass.